Artfully Designed and Crafted Boats since 1978
Plans and Kits
Start with our precision CNC-cut hull kits and build out from there. For the adventurous woodsmith, we have plans available to guide you through a build you can truly call your own.
Devlin Custom Built Boats
Sam and his team of top-notch craftsmen can design and build the boat of your dreams. Literally. Dream it up, and they can deliver it in every detail.
Devlin Designing Boatbuilders
2424 Gravelly Beach Loop NW
Olympia, WA 98502
Downloaded Plans Purchasers! Read this first.
Comparing the Candlefish 13 to the Oolichan 13 – a new third page for the study plans has been added today! See the differences drawn clearly and explained.
Tiny Home/Travel Trailer/Mini Cruiser – The MugWump22 – A design that can fulfill a trio of dreams in one package!
January’s Sale – 25% Off All Construction Plans – Downloadable and Printed – Starts Today Jan. 4, 2021
To help boat dreamers and builders like us in these Covid challanged times we are offering reduced prices for the first month of 2021 on ALL construction plans!
Jim Perkins’ 6 minute video takes you into Sam’s Northwest location for the designing and building of Stitch and Glue boats.
Banjo 20 Study Plans are Here! Study plans include 2 drawings and 5 photos of the completed boat. Click on the photo above to read what Sam wrote when he designed the trailerable pocket cruiser.
Sam’s offering Tugzilla for sale! Check out her specks by clicking on her photo.
The Candlefish 16 is a burdensome fishing skiff. Deep and seaworthy, it is wonderfully suited to life in our changeable weather and strong tides.
The Polliwog is a great entry into wooden boat building! With the Polliwog, we offer the amateur builder the opportunity to build a lightweight and strong dinghy or tender.
Rowing & Paddling
About Devlin Boat Builders
This is where we encompass over forty years of focused development on a wide range of designs and the boating experiences they deliver, a uniquely evolved set of techniques to ensure a high quality, enduring vessel, and a sense of classic nautical design that manages to anchor in tradition while bringing the best of modern technology into your next boat.
Also, we invite you to register on the site and join the Devlin family discussion as we all find our way into the best of boating experiences on a Devlin designed boat.